Accession Number:

ADA123056

Title:

Flow Control about an Airborne Laser Turret

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This thesis project is the latest in a series of experiments conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School to improve the air flow in which a laser beam propagates. The particular turret to be studied is currently employed on Airborne Laser Laboratory which is aboard the NKC-135 aircraft a one-third scale model was constructed in the 5 x 5 foot wind tunnel. The objective is to decrease the optical path distortion and jitter resulting from turbulent flow in the aft hemisphere of the turret that houses the laser telescope.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE